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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Decorating with Tobacco Baskets

I took advantage of Hobby Lobby's 80% sale on all the remaining spring and summer decor to pick up some tobacco baskets.

Two white oblong ones found a home on each side of the mirror over the sofa in the family room.

I filled each of the baskets with a bush of pale pink roses.       

I left the rose bush intact and just tied it to the tobacco basket.     I tied a cloth ribbon to the big stem at the bottom of the bush to conceal it.

This was such an  easy project......30 minutes from start to finish.

I bought one big white tobacco basket.

It found a home under the coffee table in the family room.       I may put something in it later,   but for now I like the simplicity of it empty. 

The last two tobacco baskets found a home on the shelves in the table at the end of the sofa.

I used one under the table to keep unused pillows from getting dirty laying on the floor.     The other basket is on the upper shelf and I haven't filled it yet......maybe some of my magazines that I love to look thru for decorating ideas.

These baskets were a natural color and have a decorative metal strip across them.

The recliner on this end of the sofa is where I sit with my laptop and do all my computer "stuff".      I edit pictures......write blog the internet.       My printer is under the end table next to the sofa so I guess you might say this is my!

I have a second end table next to my chair that I cleaned up for the photo' usually is littered with all kinds of things.

From my chair,   I can see thru the sun room and out into the back yard.     I have a vintage quilt that I pull across the opening at night for privacy.     

Til next time........


  1. I love how you've used the baskets!! Great job! I also love how you've hidden the TV.....even better...makes the room cozy and relaxed

  2. Beautiful and useful winning combination. Your home is a show stopper. So nice to have found your post on the link party. So lovely! Happy Summer, Kippi

  3. I love tobacco baskets and have a huge on from South Carolina on my dining room wall. Yours are beautiful, especially the way you staged them. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love tobacco baskets and have one that belonged to my I am not sure how old it is. Hope you have a great weekend, Penny. xo Diana

  5. Oh, I am so glad I found your blog via Pink Saturday because I LOVE everything about it! I have some tobacco baskets from when I lived in NC and cannot wait until we build our house to use them to decorate. Right now our house is too small for all the stuff we have.

  6. I love the Tobacco Baskets. I purchased a few too, now trying to figure out how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration, and sharing on Sunday's Best.

  7. Love how you hung those baskets with the flowers inside of them!! Great idea!! I do not have any of those but I just may have to go and look for some!!

  8. Love the idea of having tobacco baskets in different areas of house. Your home looks so beautiful.

  9. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration. Tobacco basket is on my list of things to buy.

  10. I wish we could find tobacco baskets here in South Africa. Love the way you've added them to your decor Penny

  11. I love them painted white! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  12. Spending time outside, lolling in nature, breathing outside air and appreciating an incredible view for which you can take handmade picnic basket. The pure air stimulates you and abandons you feeling revived.


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